Designed to be a sustainable social purpose business, Constructing Futures will purchase properties in need of major renovation, as well as new build sites, and construct quality homes to be sold on the open market. Profit will be reinvested to fund its work in communities throughout Devon.
Beginning in the Torbay and Teignbridge areas, Constructing Futures will initially partner with South Devon College, where students will be given the opportunity to work on the construction and renovation of the properties under the project management of college staff, as an off campus “real site” work experience opportunity. Each property will require a variety of trades to undertake a range of specialist activities, which will maximise learning opportunities and enhance the college’s full time learners’ programme of learning.
The sites will also support the skills gap at higher levels through increasing the opportunities for Level 3 apprenticeship frameworks.
Although the initial phase of activity will be focused on South Devon, there are plans to expand Constructing Futures’ geographical reach in future phases to partner with other further education settings, including in Exeter and North Devon.
|New Businesses created||1|
|Learner & career progression safeguarded||30|
|New homes constructed/ renovated||9|
Growth Deal Funding: £574,320